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JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES
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Johnny Kidd & the Pirates were an English rock and roll group led by singer/songwriter Johnny Kidd. They scored numerous hit songs from the late 1950s to the early 1960s, including 'Shakin' All Over' and 'Please Don't Touch', but their musical influence far outshines their chart performance. Their stage act was theatrical in a way which anticipated theatrical rockers of the 1970s such as Alice Cooper and included full pirate costumes, complete with eye-patches and cutlasses. More importantly, and unusually for bands of the time, they had only one guitarist (not two). Kidd did not play any instruments on stage. This was very influential on the rock bands of the 1970s Led Zeppelin had such a line-up and tapes exist of them covering many Johnny Kidd songs in rehearsal, and it was after seeing Johnny Kidd & the Pirates that The Who decided that their singer Roger Daltrey should abandon playing guitar on stage. Kidd and the Pirates' finest moment might have been the powerful song "Shakin' All Over", which features memorable opening guitars and solo from Joe Moretti, who died on 9 February 2012. In 1965-1966 they abandoned but When Kidd was on the verge of a comeback with a promising 'New Pirates' group on returning from a cancelled gig, he was killed in a motor car accident in Bury, Lancashire on 7 October 1966, with companion Nick Simper being injured. The Pirates still going on. Although officially quitting in the mid 1980s, the band still performed occasionally until 2010. They recorded a number of reunion albums since 1978's well-received Out of Our Skulls and still performed "Shakin' All Over" in their set. The band dissolved on the death of Mick Green in January 2010.

MEMBERS:

A long list of members can be found here.

BEST LINK:

The Pirates official website



A Whole Lotta Woman
Your Cheatin' Heart
Germany
Electrola E 22 861
Value: 40

Always And Ever
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Germany
Electrola E 22 688
Value: 60

Always And Ever
Dr. Feelgood
Sweden
His Masters Voice POP 1269
Value: 60

I'll Never Get Over You
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Norway
His Masters Voice POP 1173
Value: 100

I'll Never Get Over You / Then I Got Everything
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UK
His Masters Voice EG 8834
Value: 35

Ricky Valance: Tell Laura I Love Her / Johnny Kidd: Shakin' All Over
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Sweden
Columbia SEGS 158
Value: 30
GREATEST HITS 7

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Sweden
His Masters Voice POP 1559
Value: 60

Shakin' All Over
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France
Columbia 2C006-05255
Value: 10
REISSUE

Shakin' All Over / Please Don't Touch
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UK
His Masters Voice EG 8628
Value: 45

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Shop Around / Restless
France
His Masters Voice EGF 813
Value: 135

The Birds And The Bees
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Italy
His Masters Voice 7MQ 1974
Value: 150

You Got What It Takes / Longin' Lips
Please Don't Touch / Growl
Spain
His Masters Voice 7 EPL 13.434
Value: 185

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